Twos are wild

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08/24/2009
Just arrived in Dallas, Texas where it is 97 degrees at 5 p.m. I've been here a few times in February and enjoyed the city, but I do not know how in the name of Sam Houston these Texans go out in this? So, what am I doing here when it's 70 and beautiful on the coast of Maine? Well it's the annual ADT media event, "a Security Round Up" they're calling it. Fortunately we won't be hanging out outside during any of the events. Here's the line-up for tomorrow: We're going to the ADT IP Technology Lab in Carrollton; seeing a municipal security demo and talking with ADT folks and three local chiefs of police about trends in municipal and local public safety camera systems; meeting with the security director for Kinder Morgan, who's going to talk to us about securing petrochemical and chemical facilities and the effect of DHS's C-FATS standards; and, a "security roundtable" with four security directors and three chiefs of police. Tonight's just meet-and-greet stuff, but I hear we'll be invited to play in a Texas Hold-em mini-tournament. I'm no ringer, but I did play a lot of poker with my brothers and sisters growing up. We favored lots of wild cards--twos, Suicide Kings and One-Eyed Jacks would all be wild in one hand. That's my strategy and I'm sticking to it. I'll let you know how it works out.